Automation Engineers – ref MQ127

  • Contract
  • Dublin

Website HeadcountGroup Headcount Solutions

Headcount Solutions is seeking Automation Engineers for a multinational client’s pharmaceutical facility in Dublin. Reporting to the Automation Engineering Manager, these are key roles supporting the Site Automations systems including the manufacturing process equipment, manufacturing Network, BMS/EMS, SCADA, PLCs/HMIs and Factory data systems.

Main Responsibilities:

  • Manage multiple projects and tasks to address factory automation obsolescence including equipment priority, project management to meet agreed schedules.
  • Develop regulatory compliant data migration strategies.
  • Install new HMI’s and associated HMI applications, where required implement PLC upgrades to support the factory automation obsolescence project.
  • Work with vendor package equipment (VPE) suppliers to select appropriate obsolescence remediation options.
  • Implementing code/systems changes on the automation systems under change management/change control as part of sustaining and capital projects.
  • Develop automated system life cycle documents, including validation documents.
  • Developing recovery/backup solutions for equipment failures.
  • Developing archiving systems and procedures for all relevant production equipment.
  • Supporting maintenance activities as required – including troubleshooting of high-speed packaging equipment and highly automated process equipment.
  • Assist in training personnel on specific aspects of Automation Systems.
  • Support to projects in terms of specification, procurement, implementation and validation of automated systems and performance of Source Code Reviews.
  • Ensure compliance of manufacturing systems, including management of user access to GMP systems.
  • Design and implement solutions across automation platforms in line with the site change control procedures.
  • Support to disaster recovery process and execution of system back-ups at defined intervals.

Main Requirements:

  • Degree in Electrical/Electronic Eng, Industrial Automation & Control systems, or equivalent.
  • Ideally 5+ years post-qualification experience in a similar role supporting industrial automated systems in a high-speed, high-volume regulated environment having a focus on factory automation systems obsolescence.
  • Experience of system integration using Ethernet, ASi, Profibus & other industrial interfaces.
  • Experience with SQL Server, Rockwell Factory Talk VantagePoint, drives and motion controllers.
  • Subject Matter Expertise in the following areas:
  • Control of software assets using Rockwell Factory Talk Asset Centre.Industrial controllers – Allen Bradley, Schneider Pac Drive, Siemens and B&R PLCs, IPCs, Zenon, Wonderware, WinCC and Allen Bradley HMIs & Mitsubishi Robotics.
  • Industrial vision systems, preferably Cognex VisionPro and Insight Explorer.
  • Acronis Backup and Restore Software.
  • Kepware OPC configuration.

For further information please contact Mick on 086-0435195 or forward details in confidence to

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